wireless encryption question

  charlton200 16:30 18 May 08
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I am just about to set up my PC to wireless broadband.

I got to make a choice between WPA and WEP encryption.

What are they and what should i choose please.

This is for a PC and the only other thing will be my xbox 360. And a future laptop if I get one.

Thanks.

  LastChip 16:41 18 May 08

WEP is effectively a broken system and can be easily cracked with widely available software.

WPA is a later standard that to all intents and purposes is considered secure, so if your equipment is compatible, use it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:41 18 May 08

Wep is an outdated encryption and is easily crackable.

WPA is far more secure, better still use WPA 2 if it is available on your router.

click here

  charlton200 16:53 18 May 08

Thanks

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